Down/Weak Pasterns - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
Kev
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 305
Down/Weak Pasterns

Okay, I'm going to be honest right now and I feel really bad. My pup is only walked twice a day 15 mins each. I AM NOT NEGLECTING HIM THOUGH! A month after I got him, I injured my back really bad so I had to take things slow. Initially he was getting 10 min walks once a day but I gotten better to walk him longer. I won't be fully recovered for another few weeks.

Some info about him:
He is currently 5 months old, approx. 56 lbs and is fed Orijen LBP.
He is walked in the morning. During school 8:00-3:30, he is at my dad's shop inside his crate with frequent potty breaks. Can't be walked during school hours because he's at a mechanic shop and it's really busy. When I'm back, he is out 3:30-7ish (except for when it's raining) he is out playing.
7:00-8ish we are going home so he's in the crate which is in the car. At home he is out until 10-11 and another walk in between.

I have some recent photo's of his paws. It seem's that his left paw is more down/weaker when he walks. Look's normal when he is only standing.
Any advice to get his paw's better? Should I get him on the flirt pole (can't tug, back pains) or a ball to fetch?


Millview's Bosco 12/15/11 Winter Pup
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kev is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 10:11 AM
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
 
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 27,477
I think you are looking at a normal growing pup.......

Just do as much general exercise as you both can manage right now....

If you are concerned though, check with your breeder and send the photos. He compare it with past dogs at the same age PLUS with the littermates.






***

Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus NA NAJ NF

"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude
MaggieRoseLee is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 10:30 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
To me it appears his R. front leg is swollen. Does it seem that way in person?
If so, a vet visit is warranted.

Our boy holds his toe on the R. side pointed out like that, in his case, anyway, it meant elbow dysplasia, they actually will hold the elbow in which causes the foot and toes to stick out sideways like that.
msvette2u is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 10:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Clyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 457
For the most part looks pretty normal to me. He is easty westy and has big knuckles. In the one picture his left paw toes out more and in another his right paw toes out more. Lots of GSD's are East-West especially when young.

If something is wrong in his gait then I would say it sounds like he is limping and any limping should be checked out especially if it hasn't gone away after a few days rest.
Clyde is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome